Original Article

VOLUME: 36 | ISSUE: 3 | Sep 30, 2020 | PAGE: (300 - 305) | DOI: 10.24911/BioMedica/5-115

Myths and Controversies in Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Gynecologist's Perspective


Authors: Rabia Nafees , Haroon Latif Khan , Humaira Zareen , Zoofishan Imran , Shazia Jang Sher


Authors

Rabia Nafees

Department of Obst & Gynae, Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore – Pakistan.

Haroon Latif Khan

Chief Executive, Lahore Institute of Fertility and Endocrinology, Lahore – Pakistan

Humaira Zareen

Assistant Professor, Department of Obst & Gynae, King Faisal University - Saudi Arabia.

Zoofishan Imran

Ex- Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, CMH, Lahore Medical College, Lahore – Pakistan.

Shazia Jang Sher

Assistant Professor, Department of Obst & Gynae, Bakhtawar Amin Medical & Dental College, Multan – Pakistan.

Publication History

Received: July 08, 2020

Revised: August 21, 2020

Accepted: September 20, 2020

Published: September 30, 2020


Abstract


Background and Objective: Globally infertility affects between 60 million and 168 million all over the world. Regardless of the fact that Pakistan being currently among the most overpopulated nations of the globe and a populace development pace of around 2%, confronts with the higher pace infertility (21.9%); 3.5%primary and 18.4% secondary. The aim of the study was to assess the understanding of gynecologist of Pakistan regarding Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART).
Methods: It was a descriptive study, conducted only for gynecologists who attended the “Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction” (ASPIRE) conference held in Lahore, Pakistan, from 29th Nov to 1st December2019. Data was collected from the n = 252 gynecologist who were attending the conference.
Results: Out of n = 252 doctors, 82.9% participants considered test tube baby a social norm and acceptable option while 55.6% participants were in the opinion of basically a stigma attached to society. According to 77.8% participants, socially and legally involvement of 3rd party like donor eggs, sperms and gametes cannot justify.
Conclusion: Pakistan, gynecologists are the mainstream dealing with infertility. Apart from general population, there are certain myths and controversies among the gynecologist as well. So that gynecologists’ knowledge and perception is the most important point regarding infertility and ART. 


Keywords: Infertility, Assisted reproductive technique, In-vitro fertilization, Social stigma.


Pubmed Style

Rabia Nafees, Haroon Latif Khan, Humaira Zareen, Zoofishan Imran, Shazia Jang Sher. Myths and Controversies in Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Gynecologist's Perspective. BioMedica. 2020; 30 (September 2020): 300-305. doi:10.24911/BioMedica/5-115

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Rabia Nafees, Haroon Latif Khan, Humaira Zareen, Zoofishan Imran, Shazia Jang Sher. Myths and Controversies in Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Gynecologist's Perspective. https://biomedicapk.com/articles/online_first/115 [Access: May 27, 2024]. doi:10.24911/BioMedica/5-115

AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Rabia Nafees, Haroon Latif Khan, Humaira Zareen, Zoofishan Imran, Shazia Jang Sher. Myths and Controversies in Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Gynecologist's Perspective. BioMedica. 2020; 30 (September 2020): 300-305. doi:10.24911/BioMedica/5-115

Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Rabia Nafees, Haroon Latif Khan, Humaira Zareen, Zoofishan Imran, Shazia Jang Sher. Myths and Controversies in Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Gynecologist's Perspective. BioMedica. (2020), [cited May 27, 2024]; 30 (September 2020): 300-305. doi:10.24911/BioMedica/5-115

Harvard Style

Rabia Nafees, Haroon Latif Khan, Humaira Zareen, Zoofishan Imran, Shazia Jang Sher (2020) Myths and Controversies in Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Gynecologist's Perspective. BioMedica, 30 (September 2020): 300-305. doi:10.24911/BioMedica/5-115

Chicago Style

Rabia Nafees, Haroon Latif Khan, Humaira Zareen, Zoofishan Imran, Shazia Jang Sher. "Myths and Controversies in Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Gynecologist's Perspective." 30 (2020), 300-305. doi:10.24911/BioMedica/5-115

MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Rabia Nafees, Haroon Latif Khan, Humaira Zareen, Zoofishan Imran, Shazia Jang Sher. "Myths and Controversies in Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Gynecologist's Perspective." 30.September 2020 (2020), 300-305. Print. doi:10.24911/BioMedica/5-115

APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Rabia Nafees, Haroon Latif Khan, Humaira Zareen, Zoofishan Imran, Shazia Jang Sher (2020) Myths and Controversies in Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Gynecologist's Perspective. , 30 (September 2020), 300-305. doi:10.24911/BioMedica/5-115